Tis the season! This week I’ll be sharing Olio in Iowa’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for every type of traveler on your holiday list. From jet-setting friends to outdoor enthusiasts, I’ve compiled some of my favorite items so you can give a little bit of adventure to everyone on your list this holiday season.
For the proud Iowan in your life, there’s no such thing as too much state swag. From T-shirts to handmade art, there’s no shortage of Iowa-themed gifts. These gifts for the Iowa aficionado are the perfect ways to represent the Hawkeye State in style.
I’ve been a big fan of the The Side Garage for awhile now, and I’m sure your proud Midwesterner will be, too. Their custom T-shirts are beautifully designed and thoughtfully created. Plus, you might even have the chance to print one yourself thanks to their mobile screen printing studio.
Iowa’s craft beer scene is booming and one of its best is Peace Tree Brewing Company. Gift your favorite craft beer drinker a full growler and tour of their original Knoxville, Iowa taproom.
Peace Tree Brewing Company Tour, $10 per person
Created by Iowa Parklands, these bright bandanas highlight Iowa’s more than 60 state parks. These bandanas make practical gifts, perfect for an outdoor adventure. They also add a sentimental side for anyone who holds special memories at an Iowa State Park.
While RAYGUN is best known for their snarky T-shirts, this Des Moines store is a great place to find gifts of all kinds. Recently RAYGUN started producing state-specific woodcuts like this hearty Iowa-shaped end table.
Iowa Cutout End Table, $175
Gift the taste of Des Moines even from far away! Local culinary wonder Allspice has boxed up some of the city’s favorite flavors so they can be enjoyed alongside all the comforts of home. From zesty Gusto Pizza Co. seasoning to a custom blend from Alessandra of Cooking with Alessandra, this box is a sensory love letter to Iowa’s capital city.
Adorn their walls with Iowa pride through some locally made art. The letterpress prints from the makers at Red Door Press are the perfect blend of vintage style and modern Iowa charm. With a variety of styles and sayings, you’re sure to find something that resonates with everyone on your list.
Letterpress Print, $15-$30
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